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denton wants to mount it over his mantle. >> kind of scary when you go into the water up there in michigan. and there is south american gigantic piranha cousins. >> yeah. washington, so -- >> washington. >> he not only didn't throw it in. didn't keep it as a pet. it is going over his mantle. >> good. where it belongs. not in the lake. it is a piranha. >> i don't know. beautiful setting wasn't it. want to jump in and take a swim. not so much any more. >> not so much with piranha cousins. no thank you. coming up -- one place you can buy air and it's not cheap. >> a death-defying stunt in the air. why would anyone want to get locked in a box and jump out of a plane. we will tell you. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by duracell batteries. now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by duracell batteries. [ male announcer ] nobody knows where or when
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all right. 5-year-old son of singer usher hospitalized after nearly drowning in a pool. the little boy apparently got stuck in a drain. >> usher raymond v expected to be okay. pool drains are a real danger to children. abc's david wright reports. >> reporter: he is a 5-year-old
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boy with a world famous father. hip-hop superstar usher. young usher raymond v is lucky to be alive. according to the atlanta police he was swimming at home when he became stuck in the drain of the pool. his frantic aunt called 911. >> what's the status of your emergency. >> yes, i have, my nephew he was in the pool, and he went, i couldn't get him in. i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out now they're doing cpr on him. >> reporter: pool drains are dangerous. as seen in this government safety video, look how the suction holds down the big ball. even a grown man can't pull it out. consumer product safety commission found that over a ten year period, nearly 80 people were injured. a dozen died. most of them kids. among the tragedies, 7-year-old graham baker got trapped at a pool party in virginia and died in her mother's arms. >> there is, there aren't word
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to describe what that was like. i kept pulling at her. never understanding what it was that was holding her down. >> reporter: little graham's grandfather happened to be former secretary of state james baker, who used his considerable influence to help beat the lobbyists and change the law. new safer drain covers are now required in all public pools. but many older pools, and a lot of backyard pools still don't have them. it is not yet known is usher's pool had one of the newer covers. the good news is his son is expected to make a full recovery. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> been a really tough year for usher. he had the other incident with the older brother down in georgia, jet ski accident, all -- almost fatal. >> 11-year-old brother of the 5-year-old we are talking about. it was his half brother. tamika raymond, the mom, her son from a previous marriage, and it was fatal. he ended up passing away after
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spending a long time in the hospital. and there is all kind of things going on between usher and his ex-wife. now they're talking about a custody battle. reportedly this is going on she wants custody of her two kids. she feels they're no longer safe in usher's home. it's a really sad time for usher. >> the more you hear about him. truly a devoted father. >> he was there. made it back to the house when cpr was being performed. he rode in the ambulance to the hospital. he is at the hospital with his ex-wife, there as well. >> our prayers go out to the family. >> absolutely. still to come -- >> defying death inside a coffin. >> why this guy decided it was a good idea to plummet to the earth at 130 miles an hour in a box. >> later -- >> what happened to your bags after you check them at the airport. i'm afraid to find out. details about your missing luggage. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ i want to get away. i want to fly away ♪ >> what's crazier than jumping out of a plane? how about in a locked box in the shape of a coffin. >> i don't know, don't think this is a good idea. add so much. add handcuffs to make it a better idea you have a guy in illinois, the ultimate thrill seeker. more on this daring jump from
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wls in chicago. >> praise god it all went good. it's good to be here and be alive. >> reporter: jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not for the faint of heart. being thrown out handcuffed inside a locked box to which you have no key, well, that's just crazy, right? >> i want to see the video. i know what it is like being the guy in the box. i don't know what it looks like on video. i can't wait to see. >> accompanied by a team of skydivers, professional escape artist, anthony martin had less than a minute from the time he was launched into a 120 mile per hour free fall to pick the lock and clear the box in time to launch the parachute and make it safely to the ground. >> just have to breathe gently. you can't let your emotions get it. you just start making mistakes. >> the stunt comes less than a week after 32-year-old stephanie eggham died in a skydiving accident at the facility. in ottawa.
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>> full confidence in everyone involved? >> this is the best team. they wouldn't be on this jump if they weren't the best. >> no concerns? >> not that we want to worry ourselves with. >> as for martin call him a daredevil, call him crazy. to him, this is just his way of living life to the fullest. >> ten out of ten people die. it's one thing we all share in common. it's up to everyone to find out what happens after we die. >> i'm not sure that that explanation was enough for me. ten out of ten people die. that is true. i don't know if it is up to us to defy death. >> at the beginning of the piece, it rolled. nobody knew you were on camera. >> you can't praise god when you do something like that. you are handcuffed. >> very well put. we should do that, diana. >> the hair. >> i know you look like madonna. >> surfer dude. that's okay. >> pretty cool. got to say one of our better pictures. >> yes, i agree. thank you, graphics. good one.
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appreciate that. >> coming up. happy birthday greeting out of this world. >> the mix is coming up next. >> coming up. happy birthday greeting out of this world. >> the mix is coming up next.
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all right, time for "the mix." talk about a lonely birthday. the martian rover curiosity. 208 million miles from home. its 1-year anniversary on mars by itself. >> it ain't got nobody. >> sang itself happy birthday. the programmers from nasa programmed it to play happy birthday for itself. technically, it's not playing apparently. it just vibrates on different frequencies to get soil samples. >> on saturn. poor fellow. in its first year, curiosity has taken more than 70,000 images, fired more than 75,000 laser shots, checked soil and rock compositions and it's driven a whopping one mile. moves look a foot a year i think. >> gosh. >> that would be a foot. a mile a year. moves very slow.
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the poor little guy celebrating one year anniversary with vibrating happy birthday. happy birthday curiosity. >> happy birthday. >> it works pretty hard sending pictures and all that stuff. only thing that nasa could give it was a vibrating happy birthday song? >> pretty pathetic. if you have a lonely birthday. consider yourself happy. you're not 208 million miles from home. >> right. you're not vibrating your happy birthday song to dirt. >> yes it is. >> moving back to earth. in virginia, a move to try to sell airspace above two sites over a highway. the deal is they're trying to raise money to pay for transportation costs, state level and the local government level. what they're doing is essentially they have opened up these two sites above i-66. the ross lind metro station and metro parking lot in east falls church in arlington county to allow people to come and buy, they're not lots. but airspace, air rights. buying air rights. they can build anything. really you can build anything.
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the people of the partnership say it can be residential, it can be mixed use. no matter what it is, bring it. give us money so we can pay our transportation costs. >> interesting idea. >> yeah. they have that stuff all over new york city. in the suburbs in queens it happens all the time. you see these highways going underneath these big malls. it's because we have run out of space in new york. >> yes we, have. not much left at all. >> no, there is not. >> talk about a new york man. 22 years old tries to save his -- sell his girlfriend's baby online. >> boyfriend of the year. >> can you imagine this. paul marques, charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. after offering his partner's child online for 100 big ones. marques had been out with the baby any mother a few times. not too tight. felt she wasn't paying him enough attention.
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he was angry.
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on "world news now," immediate operation. the health scare for former president george w. bush. the surgery he needed after years of good health. >> crash landing, a vacation dream turned into a nightmare for a prominent california family in switzerland. the hot air balloon accident that looked like a disaster. >> jumping jackpot, the powerball drawing topped $400 million. what is fueling the big lottery prizes? and your chances to win. >> a humble superstar, beyonce concert finale in new york, how she made a statement on her way to the stage. that's in the "the skinny" on this wednesday, august 7th. ♪ boy i'm just playing ♪ come here baby >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. play the lottery powerball? >> we played when we were in chicago, hoping that the
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illinois lottery would be good to us. it wasn't. so no we haven't played. >> you're not in it? >> i'm not. actually. actually have to ask my husband. >> you have time? >> do i have time? >> if the drawing is tonight. >> you have time. can't you get it in the morning. >> i can get it in the morning. >> which is now but later in the morning when you finish. getting all confused. get in there. >> are you? >> i'm in. played $6. >> you got to pay the poor man's tax when you play the lottery. like $100 you got to play. especially when it's $400 million. >> you are right. i always play $6. i don't know. >> lucky number. >> my number. hasn't been so lucky. my number is two. >> play $2. >> play one game. that's it. fate is fate. >> that's not very good number to have. my new lucky number is 100. >> let's talk lottery next half-hour. >> yes, let's do that. >> all right, we have work to do. >> let's get to it. former president george w. bush expected to be released from a dallas hospital after undergoing surgery for a blocked artery.
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>> mr. bush was said to be in very good spirits after the operation anxious to return home. with more, our white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> whether mountain biking in texas or playing golf with wounded warriors, george w. bush at 67 seems to be as active and physically fit in retirement as he was during his white house days. but a routine physical found a blockage in a crucial artery that supplies the heart with blood. doctors inserted a stent to prop open the artery so the blood can get through. bush has no history of heart trouble. and his spokesman says he had absolutely no symptoms indicating a problem. in fact, he had just gone mountain biking over the weekend and less than three months ago did his annual 100 kilometer ride paying tribute to wounded warriors. >> here's the thing about life. you are going to get dealt a hand you didn't want to play. that's what is going to happen to all of us. the question is how do you play the hand when you get dealt it? >> reporter: as president, bush consistently had stellar health reports. there is no job more stressful than that one.
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here he is the year he was elected. and here, shortly before leaving office. retirement though, bush seems to lead a remarkably stress free life as he told diane sawyer, earlier this year, devoting lots of time to painting. >> i love to paint. it is, painting has changed my life in an unbelievably positive way. >> reporter: we caught up with him last month in africa where he spent hours painting a women's clinic in zambia and later did dancing. >> reporter: what is ate but this continent that makes presidents get up and dance. >> in this case, i was joyful, full of joy. joyful moment. i got carried away by the spirit. >> reporter: the former president's spokesman said the heart procedure went perfectly and expected to be released from the hospital. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> an update on american actor dustin hoffman, treated for cancer. a spokeswoman revealed, hoffman's cancer was detected
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early and surgically cured. no details about the kind of cancer were revealed. >> ex-wife of grammy award winning singer usher is trying to regain custody of her two sons after their 5-year-old nearly drowned. usher raymond v got stuck in the swimming pool drain outside his dad's atlanta home. when his aunt couldn't pull him out. two contractors working at the house managed to free him. >> what's the status of your emergency? >> yes, i have, my nephew was in the pool, and he went -- i couldn't get him in -- i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out now. they're doing cpr on him. >> the boy is expected to make a full recovery. usher has primary custody of both sons. tmz says after hearing about the accident, his ex-wife tamika foster, filed papers claiming that usher is creating a dangerous environment for her boys. last summer, her 11-year-old son from a previous relationship died in a jet ski accident. >> details on a rough landing at new york's la guardia airport last month.
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ntsb says the captain of the southwest jet took control from the first officer 400 feet from the ground. experts say that's highly unusual unless there is profound safety issues on that plane. 16 people were hurt when the plane landed as its nose gear collapsed. in switzerland an investigation under way into the deadly crash of a hot air balloon, yesterday morning, a family from california enjoying a special adventure. abc's lama hasan reports from switzerland. >> reporter: horrifying images of what was meant to be an american family summer holiday. remnants of their now deflated hot air balloon. the overturned basket that carried the family, a pair of shoes strewn on the ground. the family of four had been traveling for two hours in clear weather soaking in this breathtaking scenery when suddenly their hot air balloon hit an electricity power line. plunging 165 feet they came crashing to the ground. the adamson family well known in malibu were on vacation here in switzerland.
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grant adamson, the father, was pronounced dead at the scene. his wife, two daughters and the pilot survived with life threatening injuries. earlier this year, in egypt, a hot air balloon catching fire, crashing down 1,000 feet to the ground. 19 british tourists on board killed. despite these high-profile crashes, experts say balloon flights are in fact safer than an airplane flight. the investigation is under way into why this balloon flight had such a tragic end. lama hasan, abc new, switzerland. the first criminal charges have been filed in connection with the attack in benghazi. a militia member, ahmed khattala expected to be among those charged in this case. the attack killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. in an interview, khatala arrived at the consulate when gunfire broke out but was not involved. >> the u.s. ordered drone
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strikes in yemen according this morning's "washington post," an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot which led to the closure of u.s. embassies and consulates. the man behind the plot may be getting help from al qaeda linked prisoners who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks. >> it's possible they could be suicide bombers. it's possible they could be combatants. some of them may have capabilities in terms of bomb making. >> speaking of jay leno last night, the president said the threat is significant enough every precaution is taken to protect americans. >> another international story this one not as serious, the case of a broken statue in florence. the pinky finger on the right hand of the statue of the virgin mary broken off when an american tourist tried to measure his hand against the statue's. why not? he is reportedly a doctor from connecticut who may be fined by italian authorities. the statue by the way dates back to 1397. it is unclear how much it will cost to restore it. >> that's why they say do not
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touch. >> don't touch the statue. >> had to be an american. right? >> had to be an american. could have been somebody else. >> had to be. >> a million people touch the hand. some poor american had to break the finger. >> the doctor from connecticut broke it. the one thing he can't surgically fix. >> nicely done. wednesday weather. thunderstorms from the rockies, kansas, oklahoma. cooler, severe storms across the great lakes, ohio valley. scattered showers and thunderstorms east of the mississippi. and the heaviest from new york down to the carolinas. >> upper 70s from boston to new york. mostly 80s in the midwest. 90s in the southeast. triple digits from dallas to phoenix. all right. we have approximately 425 million reasons why this is our "favorite story of the day." you probably know why by now? >> simply because tonight's powerball jackpot is now up to at least $425 million. it is the fourth largest top prize in the multistate lottery's history. >> no one has won the jackpot since june 22nd. that's why it's high. as always your chances of
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winning are 175 million:1. good luck to everyone. especially the commish. of course, he obviously wrote this script for us. >> he wrote the script. >> the script. >> good luck to me. ha-ha. >> hey, someone has got to win, commish. right? >> would you come in the next day if you won? >> not a chance. >> not a chance. not a chance. >> he is with me. >> you say no. >> call out sick. lay low. figure out what i'm going to do. >> i will tell you on television. the dangerous things i would do if i were to become a millionaire into this place. just keep my butt at home. stay home. enjoy my millions. why bother? >> aye-yi-yi. that's the headachy would like to have. who knows? maybe, maybe. >> maybe, you never know. if one of us don't show up tomorrow. you know what happened. or whenever the drawing is. coming up. "the skinny," a famous tv weatherman did something he has never done in 39 years. >> love that story. >> what really happens to your luggage after it gets checked into the airport. why do so many bags get lost?
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♪ when you hit the ground ♪ ♪ check the lost and found ♪ so there are few things more frustrating than when an airline
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loses your luggage, especially when you are on your way to vacation and the idea is to unwind and you can't. >> watching it go round and round. your heart starts sinking. we ask how can this happen? abc's steve osunsami has the answer. >> reporter: craig duff traveling to cancun, mexico, but before he got to go swimming with the whale sharks. his airline lost his bags. he had to waste a day finding new gear and he had paid one of the hefty baggage fees. >> i was sort of imagining my bag had gone to the island of lost luggage. turned out it went to tijuana. which was pretty close. >> reporter: in chicago we met aaron hervitz wearing a suit after american airlines lost his bags. shout various airlines they mishandled the bright red bag four times since february. >> there is absolutely thing you can do about it. it is the most vulnerable feeling on the planet. >> reporter: nearly 23 million checked bags are lost every year. and the airlines could lose 637,000 bags this summer alone. and the problem is not all way
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the angry baggage handlers. this enlightening video from sea-tac airport south of seattle, shows the mile paths of conveyor belts bags have to travel. sometimes bags like this one get stuck or set aside. so what do you do? first, pick the best time to check the bag. our expert says bags are more likely to get lost when they're checked in too late or too early. >> the sweet spot for checking in your bag is between 1 hour and 90 minutes before your flight takes off. you want to give the airline enough time to get the bag to the aircraft. don't want to give them so much time the bag gets set aside and forgotten about. >> reporter: another option is this gadget, palm sized device, track dot, slips into your luggage and tells you where your bag has gone. when you land, it send e-mails, if it landed too got rerouted to alaska or the land of lost bags where if they're not claimed someone with the right amount of
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cash, goes home with your stuff. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> first question. >> a lost bag. >> what happens to you on the flight. >> do they die on the way from the airport to their house, they didn't claim their bag? hey, here's your bag now get out of here, you bum. if you had the job you would do a better job than a lot of baggage handlers at airlines. totally calling out american airlines. on my flight back from chicago to new york, not only they didn't lose the bag, never sent the bag on the plane it was my kid's car seat. >> pretty crucial. >> kind of need that when you are traveling with your kid. >> how did you get, hold him low and watch out for the cops. >> i thought i had to sit on the floor of my car. gave me a loner which was filthy. >> bed bugs? >> i don't know. >> maybe there are bed bugs all over my kid now. who knows. customer service was so unhelpful and rude on the phone.
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anyway, we finally got it back. hand delivered it to us. but american airlines, tsk, tsk, tsk. never flying with them again. >> does it feel good to have a national platform to vent. >> yes, i shouldn't do that. >> well done. well done. >> coming up our two-part "the skinny," not one, but two. meet the cast in the muppets movie. >> and a bonus round, who is telling justin bieber to clean up his act? you are watching "world news now." et the cast in the muppets movie. >> and a bonus round, who is telling justin bieber to clean up his act? you are watching "world news now." you
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♪ ♪ skinny so skinny >> all right time for round one of our "skinny" for today. al roker, overslept. can you believe it? the first time it happened, basically in his entire career. >> you're forgiven, al. >> how many years? >> 39 years. hit the snooze button one too many times. slept through the 6:00 early morning show, "wake up with al" on the weather channel and made it in time for the today show. take a listen. >> there is breaking news this morning. al roker for the first time in 39 years overslept. >> yeah, i did. >> tell us about it. >> the alarm clock, my phone didn't go off. and somebody said what is your backup, for 39 years i didn't need one. >> missed wake up with al this morning. >> changed the name to al, wake up! >> it happens to the best of them.
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there you have it, america. >> i did a morning show before this one, local new york station, 12 years. one time i missed the show. didn't set the alarm. alarm doesn't ring if you don't set it. >> won't wake you up. >> i woke up so late. there was no chance of salvaging my time. one in 12 years. >> one in 39. that's all right. >> quite a record. >> beyonce is so cool. she has a concert at barclay center. in brooklyn. she bikes. bikes over the brooklyn bridge. incognito. what she was wearing. she instagrammed to prove it. blue t-shirt covered in white stars, cut off shorts. and some shades. there it is. all right. she biked all the way to her show. right across the bridge. and jay-z, her husband, unannounced cameo at the show. so, pretty cool. >> bike on the way to your superstar show. >> giving love to disney the parent company of abc news. released the trailer of "muppets
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most wanted" a sequel to the hit that rejuvenated the franchise. in 2011. anyway, here's your trailer. it is so cute. ♪ >> i'll show you all the moves. like jagger i've got the moves like jagger ♪ >> the muppets showing off their moves like jagger. by the way, missing however is jason siegel, star and co-writer of 2011 the muppets declined to return. nevertheless, still wonderful. >> james gandolfini's first final leading role showcased in a charming teaser. his first trailer for the -- maybe just video. give a watch while i talk. debuted on line, by fox search light. it was on tuesday. a charming romance about a masseuse, julia louis-dreyfus,
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falls in love with her ex-husband. to debut at the toronto film festival, 2013. >> bonus round coming up! s, falls in love with her husband, to debut at the toronto film festival, 2013. >> bonus round coming up! festival, 2013. >> bonus round coming up!
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focused and be disciplined and be the best i can be in this career. it is all short lived. you may as well be good at what you are doing now. and have all your fun later on. >> he is a kid. i agree with him. but you can't be speeding 100 miles an hour in your ferrari. >> can't make obnoxious comments at ann frank museum in the guest book. >> you can't be doing things like that. just be a kid. don't be obnoxious. >> don't be an obnoxious kid. i get it. >> eli and peyton manning. these guys are great in the commercials. they have a few hip-hop football on your phone video. for directv nfl sunday ticket. listen up. ♪ it's football on your phone that's what i said ♪ ♪ there's football on your phone watch it in bed ♪ ♪ take it with you wherever you go ♪ ♪ show your friend and watch show your friends and watch them
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all go ♪ ♪ football on your phone ♪ football on your phone ♪ it's football on your phone now's your chance ♪ ♪ to have football on your phone and football in your pants ♪ >> sweet, yeah. here is a sample of the lyrics. football on your phone now's your chce. foot fool in a good one. taking out a small loan, sitting on your throne, buttering your scone, on a date with simone. >> wish deion sanders was in there. >> if they weren't so good on what they do on the field. that's just ridiculous. hilarious. i love every bit of it. chris brown in the news once again. spent one hour in jail you may remember after, may 21 it was kind of like a hit and drive. anyway, he spent one hour in jail. that's behind him now. appao tw say, coming up albu his la
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here are some of the top stories we're following this morning on "world news now." >> former president george w. bush expected released from a dallas hospital today after heart surgery. doctors placed a stent to open a clogged artery. >> jurors in the james "whitey" bulger trial begin their second day of deliberations. they're being asked to decide if the alleged mob boss was responsible for 19 murders. among other crimes. >> investigation is opening in switzerland into the deadly crash of a hot air balloon, that struck power lines before plunging 165 feet to the ground. a man from california was killed, his wife, two daughters and the balloon's pilot suffering serious injuries. >> tonight's powerball jackpot will be worth at least $425 million. the fourth largest top prize in the lottery's history. your odds of hitting all five numbers and the powerball number are one in 175 million. that's it?
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those are just some of our top stories on this wednesday, august 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. $175 million to one are the odds to win. $425 million. >> i like my odds. >> i -- hey. i'll take it. >> i got $6 in my wallet right now. i played. >> played already. i haven't played. get in there. >> i'm going to play. but i'm, unloading. i'm going to play $100. >> are you really going to play $100. >> if i win, chump change. i'll be hanging around in my couch when i win. >> destiny. i feel like, play one ticket is too little. play like three games. and it's destiny. >> maybe. honestly the person that is going to win is going to play $1. >> probably right. >> hopefully they need it. all that matters. let's get to the serious news now. we begin this half-hour with new
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details in the shooting at a rural pennsylvania town meeting. the suspect's father says his son had been thinking abut killing town officials for some time. >> stemmed from a long running dispute over efforts by the town to condemn the property. aditi roy has the report. >> reporter: this is the man police say shattered the peace in a small pennsylvania town. >> he had been talking about this. we have been trying to talk him out of it. he just told me, he said, dad, my life is over. i'm not going to live in a tent another winter in my life. >> reporter: state police say 59-year-old rockne newell walked up to the municipal building monday night armed with a rifle and started shooting. >> it was a horrible scene. something you never want to witness. >> reporter: police say newell involved in an 18 year fight with the township over his property, killed three people. when newell allegedly went back to his car to grab a different gun. bernard cosin seen at the scene and mark kresh sprang into action.
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>> after the second round of shooting, i could not take any more shooting. i got up and ran. to be honest with you. my wife was behind me i did not want her to be shot. >> investigators say the two men tackled him to the ground and bound hem up using clothes. police arrived minutes later as he was taken away, newell told them "i wish i killed more of them." chaos in a small town that would have been worse if not for the heroic actions of two men. aditi roy, abc news. pennsylvania. some breaking news now from africa where a raging fire disrupted travel at an airport in nairobi, kenya. huge flames shooting through the air, crews fought to gain control. it fwut -- gutted the international arrival hall, where passengers pass through to get their luggage. the fire does not appear terror related. >> now to the terror threat that closed embassies and consulates. in the middle east and north africa.
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president obama tells jay leno the threat is significant enough that every precaution is being taken. the president says americans should use common sense when traveling overseas. >> one thing i have tried to do as president is not overreact but make sure that as much as possible the american people understand that there are genuine risks out there. >> the u.s. has launched a series of drone strikes in yemen in an attempt to disrupt the plot. >> more victims of the fort hood attack are expected to take the stand today, coming within a few feet of the accuser, nidal hasan. made little effort to defend himself in the attack that claimed 13 lives. his opening statement only lasting about a minute. abc's ted oberg was there. >> reporter: it wasn't remorse or plea for forgiveness, not even close, but in his opening statement, nidal hasan, told the military jury the evidence will clearly show i am the shooter but added war is an ugly thing. there is death, destruction and devastation for both side. hasan was shot by a police officer and now paralyzed.
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there are a limited number of seats for reporters in the courtroom. "the wall street journal's" nathan koppel was in the reporting pool. >> he found himself at one point on the wrong side of the war of islam. >> reporter: hasan came armed with a technologically advanced pistol with two laser sights. the pockets in his army camouflage cargo pants were stuffed with 16 high capacity magazines all wrapped in paper towels say prosecutors to muffle the sound. hasan allegedly targeted soldiers inside the building, avoiding civilians and looking for victims when the police officer took hasan down. >> he was hunting soldiers. the only real questions for this jury are whether this was premeditated murder and if hasan deserves the death penalty. in his opening statement he gave a sense he may not fight much of the government's case. the evidence will only show one side. it will show i was on the wrong
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side. he continued, we, the mujahidin, are imperfect soldiers trying to establish a perfect religion in the land of the supreme god. i apologize for any mistakes i made in the endeavor. hasan came face to face with an alleged victim inside that tiny courtroom. staff sergeant lunsford told in excruciating detail the facts of how he was shot seven times. hasan is his own lawyer could have cross-examined him setting up a confrontation. there were no questions. at ft. hood, in killeen, texas, abc news. the man accused of killing an italian tourist when he drove his car on the venice boardwalk, pleaded not guilty. attorneys for nathan campbell say it was an accident. he did not try to intentionally hurt anyone. police have not disclosed why they believe campbell allegedly maneuvered his dodge avenger around the barrier and plowed into tourists. and vendors on saturday evening. >> two big money reward to tell you about. first for information leading to
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the jewels stolen in france last month. single gunman making off with $136 million jewels from the carlton intercontinental hotel in cannes. now an insurer is offering $1.3 million for info leading to collections recovery. police in south florida released video of a $3 million jewel heist that took place late last month. police say the family that had the jewelry stolen had collected it over many years. a florida man survived a shark attack in the bahamas talking about his near death ordeal. eric norey was spear fishing last week when a shark swam up and bit into his leg severing calf muscles. he was able to warn others to get out of the water and able to swim to shore on his own while bleeding profusely. >> i can't believe this. you know, i can't believe this just happened. this is just -- wow. >> nothing could have prepared me for -- for seeing his, him
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pull his -- himself out of the water and, see red everywhere. >> this is not norey's first brush with death not at all. he told reporters he survived a lightning strike and rattlesnake bite. just another day in the office for him. my goodness. >> the gross out story of the morning. video from inside a sewer pipe. in a suburb that is of london. used by a utility company to film what's called the biggest "fatberg" found. a massive blob of congealed fat and baby wipes. they say 15 tons of waste that built up over six months. 15 tons? apparently damaged sewers so badly it will take six weeks to repair. >> what's with the baby wipes in there. >> and fat. >> might be something else too if you know what i am saying. >> okay. moving on to this. i don't know why we put the two stories together. here we go. taco bell's newest breakfast creation apparently a big hit. the fast-food chain is making sure americans can gets their
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hands all over this delicious thing. the waffle taco is made with scrambled eggs and sausage folded up in a waffle of course. the dish was being tested at a handful of restaurants in southern california. it was so popular that starting tomorrow it will be sold at 100 more taco bells in fresno, omaha and chattanooga. >> looks awesome to me. headed your way. >> our facebook question of the day. what breakfast menu item would you like to see sold at fast food franchises. let us know at wnnfans.com. >> got to try that one. >> i do too. >> i eat stuff on vacation. i got to take vacation and make sure that i put the waffle on my list. >> a little twist to chicken and waffles. very popular in california. not so much this part of the country. so long as the waffle doesn't have the injected syrup. like mcdonald's. >> you talked about that at the meeting. no injected syrup. can't do too sweet. [ burping effect ]
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>> picante sauce on there. >> the more i look at it, the less i like it. >> i'm liking it more and more. >> give that a try. got to go to chattanooga or omaha, california. a look at wednesday weather. stormy day across the great lakes, ohio valley. thunderstorms from kansas to northern oklahoma. in parts of the rockies. scattered showers, thunderstorms, much of the east coast. also heat up in the southern plains. >> 104 in dallas. 94, new orleans. 80s, kansas city, detroit. 70s in the northeast. 80s in the pacific northwest. >> amazing family, from michigan. we'll start with mom and dad, terry and jay schwat. three days ago welcomed their 12th child to the family little boy, tucker. >> here's the amazing thing. tucker has 11 big brothers. yes, 12 children in all. they're all boys. can you imagine. the oldest 21. dad admits he was rooting for a girl. some family friends telling him to think pink. >> obviously the thinking didn't do anything.
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dad is overjoyed with another healthy son as mom is as well. >> boy maker. all about the dude. all the wives tales about women who determine the sex. >> man determines sex. >> made 12 boys in a row. fair to say you cannot make a girl. i would stop trying. >> 13 is the charm. lucky number. keep going. >> i feel for that woman and her nether regions. >> lucky couples one and one. did you say nether regions again. >> i like saying it. >> it's my favorite word. i say it once a show. once a show we say the. >> her nether regions. out of this world accomplishments on mars. >> musical cup craze dating back decade. why has it become so trendy with the young and young at heart yet again? >> pretty good at this. later suddenly see innovative students. design glasses for the visually impaired. wait till you see this life-changing invention. you're watching "world news
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on mars. >> touchdown confirmed. >> reporter: mission control erupted. years of planning had paid off. and a series of discoveries was to follow. this sequence of pictures shows how curiosity got to work exploring the landscape for clues. about whether conditions here in the distant past could have ever supported life. now the first discovery was on the surface itself. curiosity was among rocks that formed the bed of a stream. we now know that water flowed here in the ancient past. then the rover extended its arm, a complicated set of maneuvers to try something never attempted before on another planet. to use a drill on the end of the arm to dig below the surface. just a couple inches. 6 centimeters or so. the results were amazing. the drilling revealed a kind of clay which can only be formed in water with the right chemical balance for life.
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in fact the water would have been drinkable, prooch, according to nasa, that the first discovery of potential habitat on a world beyond our own. exactly like something. >> a rock from an old stream in britain. very similar to what has been found on mars. sanjay gupta says findings are incredibly significant. >> this water wouldn't have been too salty or acidic, sweetwater, which on earth is perfect for life to thrive in. here on mars we have rocks, perfectly conducive to life in the ancient past. >> curiosity is on the move once again. water once flowed here. we know that life at least had a chance. david shuckman, bbc news. >> i think safe to say the bbc reporter made it to mars. that looked real. >> looked so real. made it grainy and black and white. a new conspiracy theory that we want to mars. >> we went to mars.
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by the way, it's the rover's one-year birthday. he spent it all alone. >> vibrating a happy birthday. >> nasa did that for the one year anniversary of it. >> we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ >> amazing invention by a pair of students helping the blind read. >> started as a business project now its potential to change lives is becoming very clear. christie krueger reports from south florida. >> hit a home run said the dinosaur. >> reporter: mike arbetman's life is about to change again. first he lost his eyesight to an infection six years ago. the once independent pembroke pines man found himself reliant on others. >> it's as if somebody took away my hands and my legs.
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because i didn't know how to do anything. and i had to relearn how to do everything. >> reporter: now, one thing he couldn't do, read a book to his daughter, is becoming a reality. >> they looked at the ball game. >> thanks to the italk glasses developed by graduates. at fiu's college of business. >> it gives me freedom back. i can read the menu by myself at the restaurant. >> reporter: social entrepreneurship blend profit with purpose. the students design and business plan were recently recognized at the 2013 global social entrepreneurship competition at the university of washington. now they hope to go a step further and bring the special glasses right to the market. >> it is about creating a sustainable business model, has profit. generates revenues that also creates a social impact. the idea for the glasses came from a drone technology project that sanchez and jesus marundan developed.
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while undergraduate engineering students. there is a tiny camera in the lens and computer chip that interprets and translates the image into sound. >> back to business plans. >> come up with something new that doesn't exist and does social good at the same time. >> reporter: as the team worked with mike they realized the project's potential. >> now you feel like you have a purpose. you can apply everything you learned in school. really changes you. >> these glasses are a prototype. they're in the process of upgrading the hardware to make them more user friendly. in the future, mike hopes to use the glasses to see almost everything he once saw before. >> these glasses today have done more than any piece of technology that was created thus far. christie krueger, local 10 news. >> pretty high praise. >> yes, it is. still to come, making music with what's at hand. >> do it for us diana. look at the cup craze. see if we can do it. i think she can. you are not going to want to miss this. stay with us. ♪ you are going to miss me by my
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♪ when i'm gone ♪ when i'm gone there it is. the song fueling the craze that requires plastic cups, good pipes, good hand-eye coordination. >> all things which presumably dan harris already has. here he is with a story behind the cup song. >> reporter: if somebody from another era were to hop in a time machine, land in 2013 and briefly peruse the internet that person would ask what is the deal with all of these cups? as it happens, this is a viral trend with roots in another era, 1931. ♪ you're going to miss me when i'm gone ♪ that's when music legend, the carter family recorded an appalachian folk song called when i'm gone. ♪ when i'm gone >> reporter: fast forward to
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2009 when this british act did a version adding something new, a rhythmic cup accompaniment. actress anna kedrick caught wind of this and performed in last year's hit movie "pitch perfect." >> people started doing their own version. what started with tween girls, moved to babies. >> watch this. >> reporter: grandparents. even entire families around the kitchen table. so we decided to try an experiment, we took six tweens and matched them up with a skeptical middle-aged news anchor. >> got to teach the oldster how to do this. >> i'm lost. >> no. >> other way. >> i'm working on basic mechanics. >> it's not mechanic. it's a cup. it took me a while. a long while. i finally got it. ♪ you're going to miss me when i'm gone ♪ >> reporter: now i fear i will
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never get this song out of my head. ♪ i have a ticket for the long way around ♪ >> dan harris, abc news, new york. >> we have a theory here. we have a theory. bring back kate. anybody who is on -- weekend "gma" and can do that. we can do it here too. ready? >> you're pretty good. >> nailed it. >> no. >> oh. >> ha-ha. >> one more time. >> second part i don't have. >> like lightning. >> nice. >> five minutes ago. give me some slack. >> one more time. ♪ when i'm gone ♪ when i'm gone ♪ you're going to miss me when i'm gone ♪ >> oh, my. >> nice! >> i think diana wins. >> announcer: every day, more americans choose abc news. america's number one news source.
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this morning on "world news now" -- get out. hundreds of americans in the mideast hotbed are ordered to get some place safe as the u.s. hunts for terrorists that may include dangerous prisoners who escaped from mideast jails. >> it's possible there will be suicide bombers. it's possible they could become combatants. some of them may have capabilities. in terms of bomb making. >> this as the president takes his message about terrorism and homeland security to late night tv. >> health scare for president george w. bush. gets unexpected news from his doctor and immediate surgery. his heart condition, his hospitalization and prognosis. >> brush with death, the backyard swimming pool accident that sent usher's 5-year-old son to intensive care. >> i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. they got him out. they are doing cpr on him. >> the fear for usher and his
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family and what every parent needs to know about backyard swimming pools. it's wednesday, august 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning. president obama is speaking out for the first time about the latest terror threat and the closure of u.s. embassies as well as consulates. >> he told jay leno the threat is significant enough we are taking every precaution. despite warnings americans should not cancel overseas travel plans but should show some common sense. >> we had already done a lot to bolster embassy security around the world but especially middle east, north africa where the threats tend to be highest. and whenever we see a threat stream that we think is specific enough that we can take some specific precautions within a certain time frame we do so. >> the president's appearance with jay leno happened hours
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after hundreds of americans ordered to leave yemen. here is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan, u.s. intelligence believes, involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or western targets with explosive-laden trucks. iona craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then a break for about an hour, maybe two, and then the was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances the u.s. air force, air lifted almost all of the u.s. personnel out to safety. leaving only the most essential personnel behind. we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened leader, determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american moem land. homeland.
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he was behind the underwear bombing plot to bring down a u.s. aircraft. he just might get help from a large number of maximum security prisoners many of them al qaeda who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks with the help of heavily armed militants. 500 were freed in iraq. more than 1,000 from a prison in libya. close to 250 from a pakistani jail. many could again link up with al qaeda. >> it's possible they could be suicide bombers. possible they could become combatants. some of them may have capabilities in terms of bomb making, which is a concern. >> embassies will remain closed through the weekend. concern about the possibility of an attack before that is real and urgent. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> earlier in the day, the president urged reform of the mortgage system and spoke in phoenix which had been the epicenter of the housing crisis. the president said taxpayers can no longer be on the hook for bad decisions by mortgage lenders and immigration
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reform would be a boost to home ownership. >> that's fixing our broken immigration system. it would actually help our housing markets. when more people buy homes and play by the rules, home values go up for everybody. >> the president renewing calls for congress to make it easier for homeowners to refinance. at lower rates. >> after a health scare, george w. bush is recuperating in the a dallas hospital this morning. >> surgery is opening up a blocked artery in the former president's heart. abc's jeff zeleny is here with with the latest. good morning. >> good morning john and diana. president bush is in very high spirits this morning, we're told. friends and advisers to the former president told abc news he was surprised by his condition. he's been a model of good health for a man his age and so very active. he showed no outward signs of this heart disease until that annual physical exam on monday. it was unexpected news for a very physical ex-president. >> i love exercise. >> reporter: 67-year-old george w. bush recovering from a heart procedure a stent implanted into
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one of his arteries. it was after a routine stress test as part of his annual physical exam when the former president doctor's ordered a ct angiogram and that confirmed the blockage in his artery. the stent is minimally invasive and a fairly common procedure. >> this is a stent. in this procedure, a catheter is inserted into an artery and into a person's leg. it has a balloon on there. the balloon opens up the blockage. they leave behind a wire stent, this little wire tube. >> reporter: a patient is usually able to do mild activity in a few days. since leaving the white house, bush has kept a very low profile but a very active lifestyle. an avid golfer and mountain biker, who hosts a 100 kilometer ride with service members. notoriously competitive, the former president loves nothing more than outlasting younger cycling partners and making sure they know it. in an april interview with abc's diane sawyer, bush gave his
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outlook on life. a kid said to me, you deserve to rest. i don't want to rest. i want to live life. i want to follow the example of president 41. sprint into the grave. >> and aides to the former president tell me he is feeling stronger and eager to return home. possibly later today. and soon after that, resume his normal schedule. which includes speeches, a lot of foreign travel, biking, and in the summer even a little golf. john, diana. >> jeff,st he's obviously very active. how serious was this? >> it happens to millions of americans. it was serious only in the sense that it was a complete surprise. he is very healthy and active. he went in for that physical exam earlier this week and doctors caught it. if they had not caught it could have been more serious. >> let's talk about the president staying out of the spotlight. he's really been laying low. what has he been up to? >> he has. we have not heard much from him, really, since this. he opened his library earlier this year. that was his biggest thing. he is working behind the scenes
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here. he is traveling a lot in the country giving speeches. also across the world. he and former first lady laura bush were in africa recently the he's doing a lot of things that former presidents do. first and foremost staying out of the way of this president. he said he does not want to sort of give advice, critiques to president obama while he is in office. he has been giving advice to his fellow republicans on immigration reform. he's been trying to nudge them towards supporting this. >> abc's jeff zeleny, thank you so much. >> thank you, guys. >> we will continue to follow former president george bush's health scare. you can of course get an update from our chief health and medical correspondent, dr. richard besser later on "good morning america." three shooting victims of that pennsylvania town hall meeting are mourned. by the community. one of the men, david fleetwood, town official and others happened to be at the meeting. the suspect, rockne newell was arraigned. yesterday morning. newell told them he wished he killed more people. his family said he has been
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thinking about it for some time. >> he has been talking about this. we have been trying to talk him out of it. he told me. dad, my life is over. i am not going to live in a tent another winter in my life. >> newell had a long running dispute with town officials over the efforts to condemn his property. >> in cleveland, house of horrors where three women were held captive and tortured for a decade will become a pile of rubble. ariel castro's home demolished this morning, nearly a week after he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. workers cleaned out the home. dozens of people touched by the women's story walked by to get a final look. >> before today's demolition, google wiped the house off the face of the earth electronically. 2207 seymour avenue a blur on google's street view. >> to georgia and grandmother determined to fight back. against a robber. the 62-year-old walked into her
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kitchen on sunday, heard someone upstairs. got in the minivan. she drove to safety, but she had the chance to stop the robber and get away driver by slamming into them. unfortunately, they still got away. >> at the end the only thing that we hope is that this is the lesson for them. >> her minivan is totaled. at least she wasn't hurt. neither was her daughter or granddaughter also in the van. >> one brave grandma. >> yeah, no kidding. >> all right. one fisherman got a surprise this past sunday morning while throwing his line into a lake in washington state. john denton found himself in a fight. real fight with a fish. and he wasn't expecting it. >> yeah, when it got on land. he looked at the teeth. he thought it was a piranha. turns out, it's a paccu, it is a warm weather does isn't of the piranha. fishermen had never seen a live one before. only dead ones. >> the paccu wound of in the lake because the former owner didn't want it anymore. denton wants to mount it over his mantle.
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>> kind of scary when you go into the water up there in michigan. and there is south american gigantic piranha cousins. >> yeah. washington, so -- >> washington. >> he not only didn't throw it in. he didn't keep it as a pet. because it's going over his mantle. >> good. where it belongs. not in the lake. >> come on. >> it's a piranha cousin. >> i don't know. beautiful setting wasn't it. want to jump in and take a swim. not so much any more. >> not so much with piranha cousins. no thank you. coming up -- one place you can buy air and it's not cheap. >> a death-defying stunt in the air. why would anyone want to get locked in a box and jump out of a plane. we will tell you. you're watching "world news now." ♪ i want to get away ♪ i want to fly away ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by duracell batteries. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by duracell batteries. [ male announcer ] nobody knows where or when
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all right. 5-year-old son of singer usher hospitalized after nearly drowning in a pool. the little boy apparently got stuck in a drain. >> usher raymond v expected to be okay. pool drains are a real danger to children. abc's david wright reports.
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>> reporter: he is a 5-year-old boy with a world famous father. hip-hop superstar usher. young usher raymond v is lucky to be alive. according to the atlanta police he was swimming at home when he became stuck in the drain of the pool. his frantic aunt called 911. >> what's the status of your emergency. >> yes, i have, my nephew he was in the pool, and he went, i couldn't get him in. i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out now they're doing cpr on him. >> reporter: pool drains are dangerous. as seen in this government safety video, look how the suction holds down the big ball. even a grown man can't pull it out. consumer product safety commission found that over a ten year period, nearly 80 people were injured. a dozen died. most of them kids. among the tragedies, 7-year-old graham baker got trapped at a pool party in virginia and died in her mother's arms. >> there is, there aren't word
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to describe what that was like. i kept pulling at her. never understanding what it was that was holding her down. >> reporter: little graham's grandfather happened to be former secretary of state james baker, who used his considerable influence to help beat the lobbyists and change the law. new safer drain covers are now required in all public pools. but many older pools, and a lot of backyard pools still don't have them. it's not yet known if usher's pool had one of the newer covers. the good news is his son is expected to make a full recovery. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> been a really tough year for usher. he had the other incident with the older brother down in georgia, jet ski accident, all -- almost fatal. >> that's right. >> 11-year-old brother of the 5-year-old we are talking about. it was his half brother. tamika raymond, the mom, her son from a previous marriage, and it was fatal. he ended up passing away after
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spending a long time in the hospital. >> right. >> and there's all kinds of things going on between usher and his ex-wife. now they're talking about a custody battle. reportedly this is going on she wants custody of her two kids. she feels they're no longer safe in usher's home. it's a really sad time for usher. >> the more you hear about him. truly a devoted father. he really is devoted. >> he was there. made it back to the house when cpr was being performed. he rode in the ambulance to the hospital. he is at the hospital with his ex-wife, there as well. >> our prayers go out to the family. >> absolutely. still to come -- >> defying death inside a coffin. >> why this guy decided it was a good idea to plummet to the earth at 130 miles an hour in a box. >> later -- >> what really happens to your bags after you check them in at the airport. i'm afraid to find out. details about your missing luggage. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. er: "world news now"
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♪ i want to get away. i want to fly away ♪ ♪ i want to get away. i want to fly away ♪ >> what's crazier than jumping out of a plane? how about in a locked box in the shape of a coffin. >> i don't know, don't think this is a good idea. >> not so much. add some handcuffs to make it a better idea and you've got a guy in illinois, apparently the ultimate thrill seeker.
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more on this daring jump from wls in chicago. >> praise god it all went good. it's good to be here and be alive. >> reporter: jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not for the faint of heart. being thrown out handcuffed inside a locked box to which you have no key, well, that's just crazy, right? >> i want to see the video. i know what it is like being the guy in the box. i don't know what it looks like on video. i can't wait to see. >> accompanied by a team of skydivers from ottawa skies of chicago, professional escape artist, anthony martin had less than a minute from the time he was launched into a 120 mile per hour free fall to pick the lock and clear the box in time to launch the parachute and make it safely to the ground. >> just have to breathe gently. i'm just telling you, you can't let your emotions get it. you just start making mistakes. >> the stunt comes less than a week after 32-year-old stephanie eggham died in a skydiving accident at the facility. in ottawa. >> full confidence in everyone
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involved? >> absolutely. this is the best team. they wouldn't be on this jump if they weren't the best. >> no concerns? >> not that we want to worry ourselves with. >> as for martin call him a daredevil, call him crazy. to him, this is just his way of living life to the fullest. >> ten out of ten people die. it's one thing we all share in common. it's up to everyone to find out what happens after we die. >> i'm not sure that that explanation was enough for me. ten out of ten people die. that is true. i don't know if it is up to us to defy death. >> at the beginning of the piece, it rolled. nobody knew you were on camera. >> you can't praise god when you do something like that. you are handcuffed. >> very well put. we should do that, diana. >> what's with that hair? >> i know you look like madonna. >> i look like a surfer dude. that's okay. >> pretty cool. got to say one of our better pictures. >> yes, i agree. thank you, graphics. good one.
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appreciate that. >> coming up. happy birthday greeting out of this world. >> the mix is coming up next. ld. >> the mix is coming up next. >> coming up. happy birthday greeting out of this world. >> the mix is coming up next.
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all right, time for "the mix." talk about a lonely birthday. have you had a lonely birthday where you wish people were around, you're far from home. the martian rover curiosity. 208 million miles from home. its 1-year anniversary on mars by itself. >> it ain't got nobody. >> sang itself happy birthday. the programmers from nasa programmed it to play happy birthday for itself. technically, it's not playing apparently. it just vibrates on different frequencies to get soil samples. >> on saturn. poor fellow. in its first year, curiosity has taken more than 70,000 images, fired more than 75,000 laser shots, checked soil and rock compositions and it's driven a whopping one mile. it moves like a foot a year.
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that's not true. >> gosh. >> that would be a foot. a mile a year. moves very slow. the poor little guy celebrating one year anniversary with vibrating happy birthday. happy birthday curiosity. >> happy birthday. >> it works pretty hard sending pictures and all that stuff. only thing that nasa could give it was a vibrating happy birthday song? >> pretty pathetic. if you have a lonely birthday. consider yourself happy. you're not 208 million miles from home. >> right. you're not vibrating your happy birthday song to dirt. >> yes. >> moving back to earth. in virginia, a move to try to sell airspace above two sites over a highway. the deal is they're trying to raise money to pay for transportation costs, state level and the local government level. what they're doing is essentially they have opened up these two sites above i-66. the ross a lind metro station and metro parking lot in east falls church in arlington county to allow people to come and buy, they're not lots. but airspace, air rights. buying air rights.
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they can build anything. really you can build anything. the people of the partnership say it can be residential, it can be mixed use. no matter what it is, bring it. give us money so we can pay our transportation costs. >> interesting idea. >> yeah. they have that stuff all over new york city. especially in the ou outskirts, in the suburbs in queens it happens all the time. you see these highways going underneath these big malls. it's because we have run out of space in new york. >> yes, we have. not much left at all. >> no, there is not. >> talk about a new york man. 22 years old tries to save his -- sell his girlfriend's baby online. >> boyfriend of the year. >> can you imagine this. paul marques, charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. after offering his partner's child online for 100 big ones. marques had been out with the baby's mother a few times. not too tight. felt she wasn't paying him enough attention. he was angry. decided to post photos of the daughter on a craiglist website. >> i hope he goes to jail and
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good morning. good morning. on "world news now," immediate operation. the health scare for former president george w. bush. the surgery he needed after years of good health. >> crash landing, a vacation dream turned into a nightmare for a prominent california family in switzerland. the hot air balloon accident that looked like a disaster. >> jumping jackpot, the powerball drawing topped $400 million. what is fueling the big lottery prizes? and your chances to win. >> a humble superstar, beyonce concert finale in new york, how she made a statement on her way to the stage. that's in the "the skinny" on this wednesday, august 7th. ♪ boy i'm just playing ♪ come here baby >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. play the lottery powerball?
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>> we played when we were in chicago, hoping that the illinois lottery would be good to us. it wasn't. so no we haven't played. >> you're not in it? >> i'm not. actually. actually have to ask my husband. >> you have time? >> do i have time? >> if the drawing is tonight. >> you have time. can't you get it in the morning. >> i can get it in the morning. >> which is now but later in the morning when you finish. getting all confused. get in there. >> are you? >> i'm in. played $6. >> you got to pay the poor man's tax when you play the lottery. like $100 you got to play. especially when it's $400 million. >> you are right. i always play $6. i don't know. >> lucky number. >> my number. hasn't been so lucky. my number is two. >> play $2. >> play one game. that's it. fate is fate. >> that's not very good number to have. my new lucky number is 100. >> let's talk lottery next half-hour. >> yes, let's do that. >> all right, we have work to do. >> let's get to it. former president george w. bush expected to be released from a dallas hospital after undergoing surgery for a blocked artery.
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>> mr. bush was said to be in very good spirits after the operation anxious to return home. with more, our white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> whether mountain biking in texas or playing golf with wounded warriors, george w. bush at 67 seems to be as active and physically fit in retirement as he was during his white house days. but a routine physical found a blockage in a crucial artery that supplies the heart with blood. doctors inserted a stent to prop open the artery so the blood can get through. bush has no history of heart trouble. and his spokesman says he had absolutely no symptoms indicating a problem. in fact, he had just gone mountain biking over the weekend and less than three months ago did his annual 100 kilometer ride paying tribute to wounded warriors. >> here's the thing about life. you are going to get dealt a hand you didn't want to play. that's what is going to happen to all of us. the question is how do you play the hand when you get dealt it? >> reporter: as president, bush consistently had stellar health reports. there is no job more stressful
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than that one. here he is the year he was elected. and here, shortly before leaving office. retirement though, bush seems to lead a remarkably stress-free life as he told diane sawyer, earlier this year, devoting lots of time to painting. >> i love to paint. it is, painting has changed my life in an unbelievably positive way. >> reporter: we caught up with him last month in africa where he spent hours painting a women's clinic in zambia and later did dancing. >> reporter: what is it about this continent that makes presidents get up and dance. >> in this case, i was joyful, full of joy. joyful moment. i got carried away by the spirit. >> reporter: the former president's spokesman said the heart procedure went perfectly and expected to be released from the hospital. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> an update on american actor dustin hoffman, treated for cancer. a spokeswoman revealed, hoffman's cancer was detected early and surgically cured.
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no details about the kind of cancer were revealed. >> ex-wife of grammy award winning singer usher is trying to regain custody of her two sons after their 5-year-old nearly drowned. usher raymond v got stuck in the swimming pool drain outside his dad's atlanta home. when his aunt couldn't pull him out. two contractors working at the house managed to free him. >> what's the status of your emergency? >> yes, i have, my nephew was in the pool, and he went -- i couldn't get him in -- i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out now. they're doing cpr on him. >> the boy is expected to make a full recovery. usher has primary custody of both sons. tmz says after hearing about the accident, his ex-wife tamika foster, filed papers claiming that usher is creating a dangerous environment for her boys. last summer, her 11-year-old son from a previous relationship died in a jet ski accident. >> details on a rough landing at new york's la guardia airport last month.
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ntsb says the captain of the southwest jet took control from the first officer 400 feet from the ground. experts say that's highly unusual unless there is profound safety issues on that plane. 16 people were hurt when the plane landed as its nose gear collapsed. in switzerland an investigation under way into the deadly crash of a hot air balloon, yesterday morning, a family from california enjoying a special adventure. abc's lama hasan reports from switzerland. >> reporter: horrifying images of what was meant to be an american family summer holiday. remnants of their now deflated hot air balloon. the overturned basket that carried the family, a pair of shoes strewn on the ground. the family of four had been traveling for two hours in clear weather soaking in this breathtaking scenery when suddenly their hot air balloon hit an electricity power line. plunging 165 feet they came crashing to the ground. the adamson family well known in malibu were on vacation here in switzerland.
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grant adamson, the father, was pronounced dead at the scene. his wife, two daughters and the pilot survived with life threatening injuries. earlier this year, in egypt, a hot air balloon catching fire, crashing down 1,000 feet to the ground. 19 british tourists on board killed. despite these high-profile crashes, experts say balloon flights are in fact safer than an airplane flight. the investigation is under way into why this balloon flight had such a tragic end. lama hasan, abc new, switzerland. the first criminal charges have been filed in connection with the attack in benghazi. a militia member, ahmed khattala expected to be among those charged in this case. the attack killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. in an interview, khatala arrived at the consulate when gunfire broke out but was not involved. >> the u.s. ordered drone strikes in yemen according this
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morning's "washington post," an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot which led to the closure of u.s. embassies and consulates. the man behind the plot may be getting help from al qaeda linked prisoners who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks. >> it's possible they could be suicide bombers. it's possible they could be combatants. some of them may have capabilities in terms of bomb making. >> speaking of jay leno last night, the president said the threat is significant enough every precaution is taken to protect americans. >> another international story this one not as serious, the case of a broken statue in florence. the pinky finger on the right hand of the statue of the virgin mary broken off when an american tourist tried to measure his hand against the statue's. why not? he is reportedly a doctor from connecticut who may be fined by italian authorities. the statue by the way dates back to 1397. it is unclear how much it will cost to restore it. >> that's why they say do not touch. >> don't touch the statue.
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>> had to be an american. right? >> had to be an american. could have been somebody else. >> had to be. >> a million people touch the hand. some poor american had to break the finger. >> the doctor from connecticut broke it. the one thing he can't surgically fix. >> nicely done. wednesday weather. thunderstorms from the rockies, kansas, oklahoma. cooler, severe storms across the great lakes, ohio valley. scattered showers and thunderstorms east of the mississippi. and the heaviest from new york down to the carolinas. >> upper 70s from boston to new york. mostly 80s in the midwest. 90s in the southeast. triple digits from dallas to phoenix. all right. we have approximately 425 million reasons why this is our "favorite story of the day." you probably know why by now? >> simply because tonight's powerball jackpot is now up to at least $425 million. it is the fourth largest top prize in the multistate lottery's history. >> no one has won the jackpot since june 22nd. that's why it's high. as always your chances of
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winning are 175 million to 1. good luck to everyone. especially the commish. of course, he obviously wrote this script for us. >> he wrote the script. >> the script. >> good luck to me. ha-ha. >> hey, someone has got to win, commish. right? >> would you come in the next day if you won? >> not a chance. >> not a chance. not a chance. >> he is with me. >> you say no. >> call out sick. lay low. figure out what i'm going to do. >> i will tell you on television. the dangerous things i would do if i were to become a millionaire into this place. just keep my butt at home. stay home. enjoy my millions. why bother? >> aye-yi-yi. that's the kind of headache i'd like to have. who knows? maybe, maybe. >> maybe, you never know. if one of us don't show up tomorrow. you know what happened. or whenever the drawing is. coming up. "the skinny," a famous tv weatherman did something he has never done in 39 years. >> love that story. >> what really happens to your luggage after it gets checked into the airport.
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frustrating than when an airline loses your luggage, especially when you are on your way to vacation and the idea is to unwind and you can't. >> watching it go round and round. your heart starts sinking. we ask how can this happen? abc's steve osunsami has the answer. >> reporter: craig duff traveling to cancun, mexico, but before he got to go swimming with the whale sharks. his airline lost his bags. he had to waste a day finding new gear and he had paid one of the hefty baggage fees. >> i was sort of imagining my bag had gone to the island of lost luggage. turned out it went to tijuana. which was pretty close. >> reporter: in chicago we met aaron hervitz wearing a suit after american airlines lost his bags. shout various airlines they mishandled the bright red bag four times since february. >> there is absolutely thing you can do about it. it is the most vulnerable feeling on the planet. >> reporter: nearly 23 million checked bags are lost every year. and the airlines could lose 637,000 bags this summer alone. and the problem is not all way
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always the angry baggage handlers. this enlightening video from sea-tac airport south of seattle, shows the mile paths of conveyor belts bags have to travel. sometimes bags like this one get stuck or set aside. so what do you do? first, pick the best time to check the bag. our expert says bags are more likely to get lost when they're checked in too late or too early. >> the sweet spot for checking in your bag is between 1 hour and 90 minutes before your flight takes off. you want to give the airline enough time to get the bag to the aircraft. don't want to give them so much time the bag gets set aside and forgotten about. >> reporter: another option is this gadget, palm sized device, track dot, slips into your luggage and tells you where your bag has gone. when you land, it send e-mails, if it landed too got rerouted to alaska or the land of lost bags where if they're not claimed
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someone with the right amount of cash, goes home with your stuff. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> first question. >> a lost bag. that's amazing. >> what happens to you on the flight. >> do they die on the way from the airport to their house, they didn't claim their bag? hey, here's your bag now get out of here, you bum. if you had the job you would do a better job than a lot of baggage handlers at airlines. totally calling out american airlines. on my flight back from chicago to new york, not only they didn't lose the bag, never sent the bag on the plane it was my kid's car seat. >> which is pretty crucial. >> kind of need that when you are traveling with your kid. >> how did you get, hold him low and watch out for the cops. >> i thought i had to sit on the floor of my car. gave me a loner which was filthy. sno bedbugs? >> i don't know. >> maybe there are bed bugs all over my kid now. who knows. customer service was so unhelpful and rude on the phone. anyway, we finally got it back.
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hand delivered it to us. but american airlines, tsk, tsk, tsk. never flying with them again. >> does it feel good to have a national platform to vent. >> yes, i shouldn't do that. >> well done. well done. >> coming up our two-part "the skinny," not one, but two. meet the cast in the muppets movie. >> and later, a bonus round, who is telling justin bieber to clean up his act? you are watching "world news now." ♪
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right time for round one of our "skinny" for today. al roker, overslept. can you believe it? the first time it happened, basically in his entire career. >> you're forgiven, al. >> how many years? >> 39 years. hit the snooze button one too many times. slept through the 6:00 early morning show, "wake up with al" on the weather channel and made it in time for the today show. take a listen. >> there is breaking news this morning. al roker for the first time in 39 years overslept. >> yeah, i did. >> tell us about it. >> the alarm clock, my phone didn't go off. and somebody said what is your backup, for 39 years i didn't need one. >> missed wake up with al this morning. >> changed the name to al, wake up! >> it happens to the best of them.
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there you have it, america. >> i did a morning show before this one, local new york station, 12 years. one time i missed the show. didn't set the alarm. alarm doesn't ring if you don't set it. >> won't wake you up. >> i woke up so late. there was no chance of salvaging my time. >> turned the tv on and you watched them. one in 12 years. >> one in 39. that's all right. >> quite a record. >> beyonce is so cool. listen to this. she has a concert at barclay center. in brooklyn. she bikes. on her way to the concert. bikes over the brooklyn bridge. incognito. what she was wearing. she instagrammed to prove it. blue t-shirt covered in white stars, cut off shorts. and some shades. there it is. all right. she biked all the way to her show. right across the bridge. and jay-z, her husband, unannounced cameo at the show. so, pretty cool. >> bike on the way to your superstar show. >> giving love to disney the parent company of abc news. released the trailer of "muppets
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most wanted" a sequel to the hit that rejuvenated the franchise. in 2011. anyway, here's your trailer. it is so cute. ♪ kiss me on the cheek and i'll show you, i've got the moves like jagger ♪ ♪ >> the muppets showing off their moves like jagger. by the way, missing however is jason siegel, star and co-writer of 2011 the muppets declined to return. nevertheless, still wonderful. >> james gandolfini's first final leading role showcased in a charming teaser. his first trailer for the -- let's give a look. give a watch while i talk. debuted on line, by fox search light. it was on tuesday. a charming romance about a masseuse, julia louis-dreyfus, falls in love with her
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be the best i can be in this career. it is all short lived. you may as well be good at what you are doing now. and have all your fun later on. >> he is a kid. i agree with him. but you can't be speeding 100 miles an hour in your ferrari. in the development where there's little kids playing. >> can't make obnoxious comments at ann frank museum in the guest book. >> you can't be doing things like that. just be a kid. don't be obnoxious. >> don't be an obnoxious kid. i get it. >> eli and peyton manning. these guys are great in the commercials. they have a few hip-hop football on your phone video. for directv nfl sunday ticket. listen up. ♪ it's football on your phone that's what i said ♪ ♪ there's football on your phone watch it in bed ♪ ♪ take it with you wherever you go ♪ ♪ show your friend and watch
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making news in america this morning, new reaction from the president on the war on terror, as late-night comics cover up some serious ground. >> how significant is the threat? >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama talking for the first time about the significance of the latest threat. we're live in washington. and breaking news. a massive fire shuts down an entire airport. dramatic new video just in from the scene. health scare. george w. bush gets an unexpected surgery. what doctors find wrong with the former president's heart. and full house. 11 boys in 1 family. and now, another newborn. did the family finally get their girl?